The Great Escape

Grounded in a near-century-old legacy, this is a whole new escape from the commonplace. (Re)built by the Idaho Aviation Foundation to be a beautiful, nonprofit public resource in the great outdoors, Big Creek Lodge opens up an off-the-grid backcountry experience unlike anything else out there. Make your getaway.


Wildest dreams.

An ideal wilderness hideaway—beautifully constructed with wood floors, large wrap-around windows, and eight bunk beds—the Kif Brown Yurt at Big Creek opens up a more independent approach to outdoor adventures here.

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Paradise, found.

Big Creek Lodge recently rose again in the breathtaking backcountry of Idaho after a devastating fire. Both old school and all new, it combines the charm of a classic mountain retreat with the appeal of modern amenities.

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

– Edward Abbey
fishing at Big Creek Lodge

The Activities

This is where wanderlust takes off. Full of transporting possibilities, set out on a big adventure right outside your door. And take a walk (or ride) on the wild side.
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The Area

Big Creek lies on the lip of a vast 2.4 million acres of untamed land called the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. By and large, it's pretty epic out here.
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Big Creek National Forest Service sign
Big Creek Lodge food

The Menu

It's not only a feast for the eyes up here. It's actually quite a feast. Focused on healthy, filling cuisine to fit backcountry tastes, our menu changes often depending on what's in season and inspiring us.
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The History

The original Big Creek Hotel attracted generations to this outdoor wonderland. Until a fire burned this piece of Idaho history to the ground. Many thought this unforgettable destination was lost to the past. Until we gave it a new future.
Back in the day »
Big Creek Lodge 1936
Moose on the loose at Big Creek today! Moose on the loose at Big Creek today!
Dinner for Forest Service employees last night. Dinner for Forest Service employees last night.

News & Happenings

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August 3, 2020  ·  

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Join us August 2nd on the porch at Big Creek Lodge with Gary Eller "Old Slim" singing and playing "Songs of Idaho". There will be two shows, probably at 2 and 7 pm.
Gary is a busy man and one of his activities is the Idaho Songs Project, for which he travels all over the state for the Idaho Humanities Council and Idaho Commission on the Arts. He presents programs of historically based Idaho songs and collecting early songs that are pre-1923.
"Songs of Idaho" is Gary's own show and who knows what you might hear from him!
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July 29, 2020  ·  

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